COBOL is dead?

Story: Java won't curl up and die like Cobol, insists OracleTotal Replies: 6
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Mar 08, 2012
1:17 PM EDT
COBOL is dead? While not the the 800 lb. gorilla it once was, it still seems to be going for a 50+ year old language...

Not my first programming language, but it did pay the bills for a while back in the 90's.

Mar 08, 2012
2:03 PM EDT
"COBOL is dead?"

Funny, that is _exactly_ what went through my mind the instant I read the article title.

Mar 08, 2012
2:37 PM EDT
I don't think much new is being written in COBOL these days. Problem is there's so much legacy stuff around, it's taking a bit of killing off.

I think that's what they are referring to.

Mar 08, 2012
5:22 PM EDT
It's on life support.

Mar 08, 2012
5:22 PM EDT
Would it be wrong of me to pipe up and say I hope Java dies?

I mean really - other than portable (and slow) code what does java have going for it?


Mar 08, 2012
5:54 PM EDT
"what does java have going for it?"

Advertising budget.

Mar 08, 2012
6:16 PM EDT
Its more like The Walken Dead

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